2001 vw beetle 1.8 turbo automatic, battery went dead so installed new battery my husband put it in backwards and hooked it up, now lights,red brake light, abs,check engine,and seatbelt airbag lights are on and it will not read codes it keeps saying error, took it to vw dealer mechanic and he does not know what the problem is because it will not read, still drives fine but am scared to drive it very far.
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I wnet out of gas on my VW Beetle 2001 last saturday. When I added gas to the tank, the car wouldn't start and the EPC light went on and I haven't been able to get it to start ever since. Would the EPC light have anything to do with the gas pump or anything related to running out of gas?
will it shut off or just rev? if just shuts off it could be a grounded turbo shaft,bad mass air sensor.remove intake pipe to turbo then check for play or for froze up turbo compressor wheel by moving the comp wheel,check for excess play each way,<>^
The P0238 code relates to a Turbo Boost sensor pressure High. The P0106 is a MAP sensor code and could be caused by a bad or loose hose to the MAP sensor and can cause the P0171 which is system to lean code. The P0297 is a vehicle overspeed code. Hope this helps you some.
If you are sure you have a key off battery drain, what you need to do is connect an ammeter to the negative side of the battery(disconnect the negative battery cable and connect one side of the ammeter to the battery terminal and one side to the and one side to the battery cable) note the reading and start pulling fuses one at a time making sure to put them back in their proper slot when the reading an the ammeter goes down to normal the short will be on the circuit of the fuse you have pulled if any part of these instructions is too difficult have the problem checked by a dealer
this is not true, a parasitic draw can be found with the battery in any state of charge, yhe purpose of this test is to find out out what is drawing current, meaning amperage from the battery and at what rate. take this to a certified mechanic, should be easy to find with the right tools.if you need more help get back to me. please rate my fix as i stive to be the best Thanks Ray
Don't know if this has anything to do with your problem, but it could be worth a try. My 2001 turbo had a similar problem when it was low on oil. The oil light never came on, but it was low enough to cause it to stall. Seems there has to be enough oil circulating on the camshaft (I think they told me the camshaft, now it has been so long that I am not positive). Either way, a quart and a half of oil solved my stalling problem. And the problem got bad enough before I had it towed to the VW shop that it wouldn't start, very much like it had a dead battery or an electrical (starter/ignition) problem, but i still had plenty of power for horn, lights, radio, etc.